Northern Ireland U-21 star Jack Scott joins St Patrick’s Athletic on loan from Wolves

PREMIER League side Wolves have told Northern Ireland Under-21 captain Jack Scott to make the most of his time in the League of Ireland after going on loan at St Patrick’s Athletic.

Days after the former Linfield defender signed a new contract with Wolves, they agreed to loan him to the FAI Cup holders for the 2022 season. He joins Mark Doyle, Joe Redmond, Anto Breslin, Tunde Owolabi and Eoin Doyle on the list of new arrivals at Richmond Park as Saints remain in search of a goalkeeper to replace Vitezslav Jaros, who has ended his loan from Liverpool.

“It’s really good to be here at this great club and I can’t wait to get started. We’ve been in talks for a while and I’m delighted to make the move. I’m looking to come here and get some first-team action to see what I can do. The club finished second in the league last year and won the cup, so we are aiming for a positive season,” Scott said.

Matt Jackson, head of strategic player marketing at Wolves, said: “Jack has progressed very well since joining Wolves and his Irish background, as well as his international experience, means the move feels like a natural fit.

“We really like the way the leagues are developing in Ireland, and they provide a very competitive experience for players entering senior football, although it will be a slightly different experience for Jack as he will be playing in what is essentially a summer league.

“He joins a team that did very well last season and can give him the opportunity to gain European experience over this summer by taking part in the Europa Conference League qualifiers, which will be brilliant for him and its continued development.”